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Vacation Schemes

At Express, we offer several opportunities throughout the year to gain valuable work experience. We are looking at candidates from an LLB, GDL, BPC, SQE & LPC background who have a real interest in personal injury work. The placement is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into how a successful specialist Personal Injury law firm works and a chance to gain excellent practical experience.

We run various Vacation Schemes throughout the year that you can apply for. Each of our Vacation Schemes consists of a one-week voluntary work placement, working 9 am to 5 pm. You must be available for the full week as we cannot offer alternative dates from those given below. We do offer participants £100 for the week to cover travel and any amenity costs. If you need further help to attend, we have a diversity fund accessible to individuals with socioeconomic challenges.

The placement will be a blended approach with some in-office opportunities and some virtual experience over Microsoft Teams. It will include a series of tasks and development opportunities. We always endeavour to give each work experience applicant the opportunity to conduct some legal work and the chance to attend court.

The placement is open to students in the final year of their LLB or those who are currently studying their GDL or LPC. Applicants who demonstrate a definitive interest in Personal Injury via their application will be at an added advantage.

Keep an eye out on our Vacancies page for the opening of each opportunity and how to apply.

Please see below our current dates for the vacation scheme.

Our commitment to learning and development extends beyond just technical skills. We understand the importance of soft skills such as communication, leadership, and emotional intelligence in driving success in the workplace. Therefore our training programmes are designed to help our employees develop these skills.

Vacation Scheme Dates of Vacation Scheme Application Opening Date Application Closing Date
Easter Vacation Schemes 25th – 28th March 2024 11th January 2024 11th February 2024
2nd – 5th April 2024 11th January 2024 11th February 2024
Summer Vacation Schemes 22nd – 26th July 2024 9th May 2024 9th June 2024
29th July – 2nd August 2024 9th May 2024 9th June 2024
5th August – 9th August 2024 9th May 2024 9th June 2024
12th – 16th August 2024 9th May 2024 9th June 2024



What are the stages in the recruitment process?

Please apply with a CV and cover letter by writing to If successful, you’ll be invited to an interview process. Following this and two satisfactory references (from a teacher/employer), we may offer you the role. You may also be asked for academic credentials.

What are the minimum academic requirements?

We recognise all degree levels from graduates, though candidates with a lower-class honours degree must be able to show additional skills and experience.

Will you make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process because of my disability?

We are an equal opportunities employer and make our workplace as accessible as possible. We offer ground-floor meeting rooms and will happily carry out any reasonable adjustments to facilitate an application where a disability is involved.

Do you support visa applications for international students?

At this current time, we are not approved by the Home Office to support any visa applications.